Director Ichiro Itano presents a hellish vision of the afterlife in the brutal horror anime series 'Gantz'. High school student Kei and his childhood friend Kato are helping a hobo who has fallen onto the subway tracks when they are run over and violently decapitated by an oncoming train in a spectacularly grisly fashion. Transported to a strange post-death limbo, the pair find themselves in a barren room overlooking Tokyo with a motley group of strangers--including two hotheaded gangsters and a naked young girl, whom they immediately try to rape - as well as a mysterious black sphere known as Gantz. Kei and Kato soon discover that they and the room's occupants are all dead and have been brought there by Gantz as part of a secret government plot to kill criminal aliens that roam the earth - and that if they refuse their deadly missions, they face a fate even worse than death. Moody, stylish, and animated with veritable buckets of crimson blood, 'Gantz' plays like a twisted hybrid of 'Yu Yu Hakusho' and 'LA Femme Nikita', with graphic violence and nudity deemed too graphic to be aired on Japanese television without major edits and re-cropping. Produced by the team behind 'Chrono Crusade' and 'Peacemaker', this collection presents the series' first two episodes in their original uncut and unedited versions.
Clean Opening And Closing Animations, Interview With Director Ichiro Itano, Interview With Daisuke Namikawa
Release Date: 10 October 2005
Certificate: TBA - To Be Announced